Dear Members and Athletes,
Welcome to the 2016 Program.
After what was appearing to be a repeat of 2015 mother nature finally delivered one of the best starts to the season in years.
We are so pleased to have our head Instructor Damien and Margie returning this year and once again we have a great team of instructors. We would like to acknowledge and welcome Michael Milton and Manuel to the team. Michael and Manuel bring another dimension to the club with a racing background and Olympic and World Cup Representation which will further enrich the TSMSRC experience for the athletes.
We would also like to thank Thredbo Snow Sports, Ski Patrol, Mountain Crew and our sponsors for the continued support of our great club.
Since our last newsletter in 2015 we are happy to report that TSMSRC has once again been recognised by Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) as an official pathway for athlete programs.
Fundraising was conducted during the off season with members and athletes donating their time, catering for clearance sales operated by Nick Kirshner Property and Livestock. Additional sponsorship was provided by Melray Meats and Elgas for these events.
A big thankyou to all the parents,children and athletes whom assisted in donating their time and money in making this happen and to our sponsors, especially Nick & Des Kirshner for offering this great opportunity. We would also like to acknowledge the anonymous committee member whom prepared for and managed these events.
Please support the sponsors whom support us!
A big congratulations to those athletes whom competed in the 2015 Interschools Nationals for their respective Schools, a great effort indeed.
Congratulations to Peter and Madeline Breunig, Memphis Forrest, Maddie Kirshner and Catarina Di Ramio
With Interschools 2016 competition already commencing for some of our athletes the committee would like to take the opportunity to wish all competing athletes all the best in the representation of their respective schools in their chosen discipline.
TSMSRC will offer gate training this year as part of the standard program in preparation for Southern/ACT Interschools competition.
Last year the club had 2 athletes represent the club @ the Children’s Nationals competition in all disciplines; GS, Slalom and Skier Cross. It was great to see the club represented, and a big congratulations to Maddie and Catarina.
Additionally these athletes have attended SSA skills assessment programs and off season fitness camps in preparation for the 2016 season.
Once again we are seeking expressions of interest from Athletes wishing to compete at this level of racing in 2016.
Those wishing to compete please contact Nick Kirshner directly.
The instructors and Coaches will assist the committee in deciding which of the nominated competitors may be appropriate for representation. Representation will necessitate SSA registration @ the competitors expense.
Please be aware that the instructors and coaches are employed for the benefit of athletes.
Participation is limited to those members operating in an official club capacity.
The rapid start to the season resulted in a delay in clearing the clubhouse for our first day.
We wish to thank those members whom assisted the committee and Mountain MAN David Van Der Platt in making the clubhouse operational in preparation for lunch. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Given the large number of athletes in this year’s program lunchtime may be staggered by 15-30 minutes as the instructors see fit.
If there are any issues in relation to this please contact the Mountain MAN or a committee member.
Additionally members are asked to consider the need to be in the clubhouse during this period, the priority is given to athletes, Instructors and parents of athletes enrolled in the program.
New for 2016 is the introduction of program options with instruction by Manuel and Michael.
This program offers another dimension to the club for those athletes seeking more race orientated training without effecting the standard program.
Any enquires in relation to these programs for 2017 should be directed to Nick Kirshner.
Reminder 2016 Standard Program information
Start time: 9.30am @ Merritts Clubhouse (Athletes need to arrive minimum 15min prior to allow for an on time departure)
Lunch: 12.00 – 1.00pm (May be staggered by Instructor)
Finish: 3.00pm (Clock tower)
St Moritz 2016 Standard Program Dates
Day 1 – June 26 (snow permitting)
Day 2 – July 3
Day 3 – July 10
Day 4 – July 11
Day 5 – July 12
Day 6 – July 14
Day 7 – July 15
Day 8 – July 17 – Dress up day
Day 9 – July 24
Day 10 – July 31
Day 11 – Aug 7 – Race Day
Day 12 – Aug 14
Day 13 – Aug 21
Day 14 – Aug 28 – Dead Horse Gap
Presentation day– September 17th
For those athletes whom are enrolled in the Option 2 Program this year please note that your start date is June 25th and end date is August 27th. Information regarding race events will be discussed directly and forwarded during the season.
St Moritz 2016 Option 2 Program Dates (Add to the above standard program dates)
Day 1 – June 25 (snow permitting) Day 2 – July 2
Day 3 – July 4
Day 4 – July 5
Day 5 – July 7
Day 6 – July 8
Day 7 – July 9
Day 8 – July 16
Day 9 – July 23 – TSRC CUP 23RD-24TH
Day 10 – July 30
Day 11 – Aug 6
Day 12 – Aug 13 – SSA LEG 1 MT HOTHAM (12TH-14TH)
Day 13 – Aug 20 – BLUE COW CUP PERISHER (20TH-21ST)
Day 14 – Aug 27
- Sept 3 – SSA LEG 2 THREDBO (3RD-5TH)
In Preparation for Registration Day on April 17, please find below Program, Program content and respective fee.
STANDARD PROGRAM AND PROGRAM OPTIONS 2016
Standard 14 Day Program which includes 4 day program during the 2nd week of the NSW July School Holiday Period $1260
Option 1: Standard Program as above with the Addition of 4 Hours of Intensive Race Training on Every Saturday of the program period $2160
Option 2: Standard Program as above, Saturday Program (Option 1), and additional 4 days of Race Training during the 1st Week of the NSW July School Holiday Period $2560
Option 3: Standard Program as above, 4 Days of Race Training during the 1st Week of the NSW July School Holiday Period $1620
The Annual General Meeting of Thredbo St Moritz Ski Racing Club is to be held at Alpine Hotel 150 Sharp Street Cooma on Friday 20th November commencing at 7.00pm.
The AGM will be held in the 1st floor function room
Refer to direct email sent to current members for details
All current members are welcome
Don’t forget that the Dead Horse Gap run is this weekend, August 23rd, being the last official club day.
Children meeting times are as per usual, parents and members wishing to join the run are required to meet at the top of Carols T-Bar @ 1pm.
Program children and instructors are free, Parents and non-member guests are asked to donate $10 per head, payable on the day.
Parents are asked to assist by carpooling to return children and parents to Friday Flat at the day’s end.
If you wish to be involved in car pooling please advise Nick or Mick, parents can transfer vehicles to Dead Horse Gap in the morning whereby Jono will taxi parents back to Friday flat from 9.30am.
See you there,
The Regional Interschools competition has now been completed and a number of Athletes have progressed to State Representation for their respective Schools.
The committee would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all athletes whom competed in this year’s event and wish competing state athletes all the best in the representation of their respective schools in their selected disciplines.
Athletes seeking extra tuition for interschools or SSA racing outside normal club operating times should make themselves known to either Nick or Mick.
This year we have 5 entries from TSMSRC for the TSRC Cup.
All entries have been submitted and registration fee details will be forwarded via direct email to parents concerned.
Competing Athletes are required to meet Nick and Mick @ the base of Snowgums chairlift on Saturday 15th at 7.00am.
Meeting times and course location for remaining disciplines will be confirmed during the Team Captains meeting to be held on evening of Friday 15th.
Parents will be informed accordingly on Saturday morning.
On Sunday, Roberto will be present with competing athletes and Damien will co-ordinate the remaining children from Roberto’s group; i.e, normal club day.
Should you have any questions in the interim please do not hesitate in contacting Nick 0416 287 829 or Mick 0421 611 404
Dead Horse Gap
Please be advised that the Dead Horse Gap (DHG) run has been moved to August 23rd, being the last official club day.
This year we are arranging Avalanche training en-route with a BBQ lunch provided upon arrival at the picnic area.
Times will be advised in due course.
Program children and instructors are free, Parents and non-member guests are asked to donate $10 per head payable on the day.
Parents will be asked to assist by carpooling to return children and parents to Friday Flat at the day’s end.
If you wish to be involved in car pooling please advise Nick or Mick, parents can transfer vehicles to dead Horse Gap in the morning whereby Jono will taxi parents back to Friday flat from 9.30am.
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday 12th September has been selected for TSMSRC annual presentation and luncheon, @ Lake Crackenback Resort.
Last year’s event location proved to be a very popular choice indeed and this year will be no exception, with special events and activities organized………..stay tuned!; as details and costs etc will be forwarded in due course.
Expressions of interest are now open for 2016 TSMSRC program.
As discussed with parents present during last week’s informal meeting
the following additions to the standard (existing) program will be adopted.
Please consider the above and register your intent by presentation day 2015.
Reminder: St Moritz 2015 Program Dates
Day 1 – June 21 (snow permitting)
Day 2 – June 28
Day 3 – July 5
Day 4 – July 6
Day 5 – July 7
Day 6 – July 9
Day 7 – July 10
Day 8 – July 12 – Dress up day
Day 9 – July 19
Day 10 – July 26
Day 11 – Aug 2
Day 12 – Aug 9 – Race Day
Day 13 – Aug 16 – TSRC CUP
Day 14 – Aug 23 – Dead Horse Gap
Presentation day– September 12th
Dear Parents and Athletes,